Cactus Jam

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Cactus Jam
50 Liebig Street
Warrnambool
VIC 3280
AUSTRALIA

Mr. AA was kind enough to book us a short holiday in Warrnambool – his ulterior motive was a sci-fi exhibition at the local art gallery, which he made up for by booking us a room with a spa (ha!). Both Google and Happy Cow left me feeling fairly nervous about my food options, but thankfully the strip of restaurants a block from our hotel wasn’t quite as dismal as I expected.

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We stopped in at Cactus Jam for lunch today. All signs on Google point to this being a Taco Bill restaurant, but it’s not. From what I can gather, it used to be (?). It’s fairly big inside and I’m pretty sure they need the space because when we walked past last night, it was busy.

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Upon arrival we were greeted and seated with a trusty bowl of corn chips and salsa. These chips were really thin and crispy – definitely not the standard supermarket variety. I’m glad the bowl was small, because I could have easily filled up on them!

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Vegetarian tostada without dairy – $9.90

It’s slim pickings for vegetarians, with only two options for lunch and just a few more for dinner. The nachos wouldn’t be the same without cheese and sour cream (or some kind of vegan substitute for them), plus I was in the mood for beans – so I ordered the tostada without dairy. It’s served on a corn tortilla, so it’s gluten free. Tortilla types aren’t specified on the menu, so you’re best off asking the wait staff about this – Mr. AA’s fajita was served with a flour tortilla.

Taste-wise, it was exactly what you’d expect and what you see is what you get. The only thing it really needed was some spice/heat in the pinto beans. They were fairly plain, so if you’re not already a bean lover, you might find yourself sorely disappointed. On the up side, Mr. AA was impressed with the fajita and the service was perfect. The girls were there when we needed them without us having to look around for their attention and they didn’t linger or pester us.

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Cactus Jam is a licensed venue, so there’s a fairly good drinks menu – including Mexican beers and an impressive variety of margaritas! I ordered the mango and Mr. AA ordered the lime.

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Mango Margarita.

It was about 36C outside when we stopped for lunch and this drink was SO PERFECT. It was ice-cold and smooth; we agreed that these were far too easy to drink so make sure you walk here, don’t drive. You’ll want to sample as many flavours as possible. Both the mango and lime were excellent.

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5 thoughts on “Cactus Jam

  1. I love the mason Jar glass you got your Margarita in!
    Lunch looks amazing! so glad you are having a nice time x

  2. Holy crap! That food looks great! . . . just thought you should know that I typed “art gallery” in the WordPress search engine, and yours was the first blog to pop up. Haha!

  3. Warrnambool – sheep and dairy country and not a lot for vegans – on a train trip there had to convince a female live cattle exporter who did it as a lucrative hobby how weird it was the buyers choose perfect cattle – certain marks, age, colour, conformation – very particular, then slaughter them in the most horrific manner – it’s a bit sick I said. Honestly she had not really thought about it – how many of us do?

    • Not surprising! We’ve found a lot of seafood too, on account of it being a town on the coast. I’ve syrolled along the main strip and browsed menus, tgere was definitely many I couldn’t eat from or even modify to suit my diet, but tgat being said, I’ve also found a few gems that I’ll write about over the next few days ๐Ÿ™‚

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